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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race OffShore Races Training

Sydney Harbour
  • Event date: 25/12/2021
  • Event end: 02/01/2022
  • When: OCT-DEC
  • Duration: 1 week

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Race is one of the toughest and most respected ocean races in the world. Its the only major race that starts in a harbour takes in a passage and finishes in a river.

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Race expects a fleet of 150 yachts, ranging from 36 to 100 foot in length. The electric pre-race village atmosphere at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) followed by the excitement of the build-up to the start on Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day is hard to describe.

Race Start on Boxing Day

With thousands of spectator vessels, helicopters overhead and hundreds of thousands of people lining the Sydney waterfront and cliff tops, the race start at 1 pm on Boxing Day each year is an Australian sporting tradition.

People who sail the race often say the first and last days are the most exciting. The race starts on Sydney Harbour attracts hundreds of spectator craft and hundreds of thousands of people lining the shore as helicopters buzz above the fleet, filming for TV around the world.

The final day at sea is exciting with crews fighting to beat their rivals but also looking forward to the traditional Hobart welcome, and having a drink to relax and celebrate their experience. Between the first and last days, the fleet sails past some of the most beautiful landscape and seascapes found anywhere in the world

Read more about the course here
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Difficulty Level:
Tough
Price:

6750$ AUD

6 DAYS / CAT 1 OCEAN RACE / 25 Dec 2021 – 2 Jan 2022

You can fly directly into Sydney Airport on Thursday 24th or Friday 25th December. Our crew will officially assemble on Christmas Day evening and you will join us for a crew dinner ashore. On Saturday 26th December we’ll meet for breakfast early and then run through final checks and preparations. We’ll familiarise you with the yacht, systems and safety equipment and get you ready for departure from the dock around 11:30am.

Its a 4-5 day sail to Hobart with arrival expected on the 30-31st December. You are welcome to stay onboard, but should also consider booking local accomodation ashore at an estimated cost of around $800- $1,200 per person for 3-4 nights. When we arrive in Hobart, we’ll do the customary sail past the crowd on Constitution Dock, before tying up at the marina and heading to the Custom House (open 24 hours) for an arrival drink or two.

We’ll attend a number of events in Hobart including a New Years Eve party, The Taste of Tasmania and the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race Presentation. You should plan to fly out of Hobart after midday on the 1st of January. Most of our crew will depart around the 2nd – 3rd of January, so plan to stay on and enjoy the 3-4 days in Hobart at the end of the race, as it truly is a celebration you will never forget.

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    6 DAYS / CAT 1 OCEAN RACE / 25 Dec 2021 – 2 Jan 2022

    You can fly directly into Sydney Airport on Thursday 24th or Friday 25th December. Our crew will officially assemble on Christmas Day evening and you will join us for a crew dinner ashore. On Saturday 26th December we’ll meet for breakfast early and then run through final checks and preparations. We’ll familiarise you with the yacht, systems and safety equipment and get you ready for departure from the dock around 11:30am.

    Its a 4-5 day sail to Hobart with arrival expected on the 30-31st December. You are welcome to stay onboard, but should also consider booking local accomodation ashore at an estimated cost of around $800- $1,200 per person for 3-4 nights. When we arrive in Hobart, we’ll do the customary sail past the crowd on Constitution Dock, before tying up at the marina and heading to the Custom House (open 24 hours) for an arrival drink or two.

    We’ll attend a number of events in Hobart including a New Years Eve party, The Taste of Tasmania and the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race Presentation. You should plan to fly out of Hobart after midday on the 1st of January. Most of our crew will depart around the 2nd – 3rd of January, so plan to stay on and enjoy the 3-4 days in Hobart at the end of the race, as it truly is a celebration you will never forget.

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